Program Scientist
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
Schmidt Futures

201-500 employees

Talent Network Platform
Company Overview
Schmidt Futures' mission is to create the best, largest, and most persistent network of exceptional talent globally and to match it to opportunity to serve others for life. The company operates a community and talent platform.
Venture Capital

Company Stage


Total Funding





New York, New York

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

London, UK • Washington, DC, USA • New York, NY, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Science
Data & Analytics
  • Have a PhD from an accredited institution, focused on artificial intelligence, computer science, data science, math, or some other relevant field
  • Have at least 3 years of work experience following the PhD in academia, business, government, or philanthropy
  • Have a demonstrated track record of research in artificial intelligence including publications as well as applying for and obtaining scientific research grants
  • Have demonstrated ability to collaborate and a record of impact in high-intensity, team-based environments
  • Have the highest integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Serving as an expert advisor on all aspects of artificial intelligence for Schmidt Futures, and guaranteeing the technical excellence of AI2050
  • Supporting due diligence of grant proposals from academic researchers, nonprofits, and other AI organizations
  • Designing performance metrics for the fellowships to ensure effective tracking towards annual goals
  • Fostering partnerships with the AI community, including universities, companies, research institutions, and philanthropic organizations, in support of Schmidt Futures goals
  • Identifying grants or other investment opportunities for Schmidt Futures that are consistent with the approved program goals and approach, drawing on an extensive network in scientific and academic circles
  • Participating in relevant industry or academic conferences and events, representing the program's and Schmidt Futures' presence on AI topics
  • Working closely with leadership at Schmidt Futures responsible for delivery for all programs to ensure that our efforts meet or exceed their objectives
  • Exploring new avenues to shape the broader AI2050 strategy
Desired Qualifications
  • Technical expertise in the latest large language models (LLMs)
  • Expert-level knowledge of at least one, and preferably multiple fields related to the Hard Problems in AI
  • Experience producing technical / scientific writing for expert and general audiences
  • Deep relationships in the AI community and experience working with AI-focused institutions
  • Ability to critically analyze and assess grant proposals and other investment opportunities for scientific and technical excellence
  • Demonstrated ability to develop research partnerships and to lead such efforts end-to-end
  • General scientific and technical expertise that goes beyond areas of established credentials and degrees
  • Public profile and extensive network in the sciences that will allow Schmidt Futures to continue to build on our reputation in this area